Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Jun 25, 2017

Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Yaroslav Nikitenko, a 29-year-old physicist and environmental activist, woke up on April 12 to a frightening sight. Graffiti daubed next to the door of his Moscow apartment read, ‘Shut the hell up or …” and alongside it was a drawing of a gravestone bearing ...

Heat wave scorches Europe from London to Siberia

Jun 22, 2017

Heat wave scorches Europe from London to Siberia

Europe sizzled in a continent-wide heat wave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal battled to stamp out deadly forest fires. More than 1,000 firefighters were still fighting to control the flames that broke out in central ...

25 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

Jun 18, 2017

25 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said the deaths occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, ...